A strange beast—no pun intended. Starts with a nod to the Stephen King Cinematic Universe, such as it existed in 1985, then moves to two tales that would be better categorized as crime stories rather than King's usual brand of horror. It all ends with Drew Barrymore's adopted cat saving her from a life-stealing imp (best celluloid cat ever?), followed by a Ray Parker Jr.-esque credits song. Gotta love the Eighties.
Three short stories from the pen of Stephen King. It is especially satisfying if you are a cat lover. "The Ledge", the second story is a strong believable idea and I like the homages to other stories of King. Strong photography from master Jack Cardiff help too but there are some cheesy moments in the film too and honestly not particularly scary, but it has some fun in it.
Surprisingly enjoyable, if light, anthology of Stephen King stories. The first story with James Woods' attempt to quit smoking is the best -- it's clever and a bit twisted. The second story feels like a remake of the Creepshow segment "Something to Tide You Over", but it's entertaining. The last story is disappointing, but Candy Clark is good as the cat-hating mom. Not top-notch King overall, but worth watching.
Dos cosas por rescatar: el cameo de Cujo y Christine al inicio de la película, y el primer episodio. La historia de un método para curar la ansiedad de fumar mezcla el humor negro con lo demencial. Un cierre genial. El segundo es el que más decepciona. Nada ficticio. El tercero se empeña más a la valoración de terror infantil.